2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 19th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It will be hosted by Peru.[1]

2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Copa Mundial de Fútbol Sub-17 de 2021
Tournament details
Host countryPeru
DatesTBA
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
2019
2023

Brazil are the defending champions.

Host selectionEdit

Peru were announced as hosts following the FIFA Council meeting on 24 October 2019 in Shanghai, China.[1] They were also one of the bidders to host the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which was awarded to Indonesia on the same day in exchange for Peru's right to host the U-17 competition.[2]

Peru had previously hosted the tournament in 2005. They were also initially awarded hosting rights of the previous edition in 2019, but were stripped by FIFA in February 2019 after inspection of their facilities.[3]

Qualified teamsEdit

A total of 24 teams will qualify for the final tournament. In addition to Peru who automatically qualified as hosts, 23 other teams qualified from six separate continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying tournament Team Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
AFC (Asia)
(4 teams)
2020 AFC U-16 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CAF (Africa)
(4 teams)
2021 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CONCACAF (Central, North America and Caribbean)
(4 teams)
2021 CONCACAF U-17 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CONMEBOL (South America)
(Hosts + 4 teams)
Host nation   Peru 3rd 2007 Quarter-finals (2007)
2021 South American U-17 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
OFC (Oceania)
(2 teams)
2020 OFC U-16 Championship TBD
TBD
UEFA (Europe)
(5 teams)
2021 UEFA European Under-17 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

VenuesEdit

Peru will prepare 6 cities and stadiums.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Council unanimously appoints China PR as hosts of new Club World Cup in 2021". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 October 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Three bids submitted for FIFA U-20 World Cup 2021™". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Update on the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 22 February 2019.

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